Question by  KRajaraman (10)

What should I do about bug bites on dogs?

My dogs seem to get bitten a lot and I don't know if I should try and treat the bites.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

You can treat the bites with a topical ointment if you want but you may want to talk to your vet about the dog being bitten so much. They may have something you can give the dog that will deter the bugs from bothering the dog and that will stop alot of the irritation.


Answer by  ofnik (409)

It is more important to find the source of these bugs and try to eliminate them. If he is over scratching, in pain or inflamed take him to the vet.


Answer by  Allie74 (105)

It depends on if your dog is affected by the bites and shows a reaction if not just leave them alone it's inevatable that a dog gets bit by bugs.


Answer by  dogfancier (201)

Bug bites can be dangerous for dogs as mosquitos can bite the dog and give it heartworm. Topical sprays can be purchased that prevent bugs from biting. Flea and tick remedies can be given orally or topically.


Answer by  garymarkle (599)

there are many treatments for bug bites on your dog including putting applecider vinigar, milk of magnesia, aloe vera, baking soda and water mixture, petroleom jelly, epsom salt and water mixture on the effected area, you can also give the dog a bath in a tub of water and aveeno oatmeal.


Answer by  mcr666 (362)

If this is a frequent problem ,I would call your vet and get a professional opinion from him. He can tell you the best way to treat the bites.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You can treat your dogs with a once a month flea and tick treatment to prevent a lot of the future bites. You can also try to keep them indoors when the bugs are really bad.


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

You can get a spray made for dogs that contains hydro-cortisone. It helps my dog when he has itches.

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